This is exactly what bathrobe toating, funk thumping, international act
Fish Out of Water (F.OW.) from San Diego, California brings you. Over
the past fifteen years, they have developed an exceptionally entertaining,
all original live show by combining these musical styles into one formula
known as RoPhunk RaeHop, pronounced “row-funk-ray-hop”.
Through hard work, hard times, and long drives, Fish Out of Water didn’t
burst onto the live music scene in the U.S. and Australia, they grinded
until they couldn’t be denied. Touring full time for almost a decade has
not only separated F.O.W. from other acts, but has created a well-oiled
rock, funk, reggae, and hip-hop machine. The patience of founding
members Brandon and Kyle Moon has finally come to fruition this past
year. Their 5th and most sonically sophisticated album Married to the
Music has hit the road with them along with their latest single Stacking
Stems. The buzz on this album has been growing in the music
community and is being submitted to the Grammy’s for “Best Album by
a New Artist”. Their hit single on the album Chicken & Blunts was in the
top 100 downloaded singles on iTunes for over 3 weeks and features MC
J-Sneez from Myrtle Beach, SC.
Growing up together as cousins born one month apart, Kyle and Brandon
started the band in San Luis Obispo, CA and later moved to Southern
California to pursue a larger demographic. The two switch between bass
and guitar (circa Slightly Stoopid) and share duties on vocals. They
began to do monster tours coast to coast and eventually, through their
touring in the Hawaiian Islands, landed in Sydney, Australia Oct. 2011.
The group has performed well over 2000 shows since the year 2000 and
have shared the stage with The Wailers, Fishbone, G-Love, Groundation,
and many more. They have been on the bill for 3 Falls Festival,
Earthdance, Whole Earth Festival, SLO’s Concert in the Plaza, and
Panama City Beach’s Summer Concert Series.
Their discography consists of five all original albums including their first
full-length acoustic album Heart the Hand. Providing the most diverse
show on the planet, Fish Out of Water continues to keep people guessing
and more importantly, keep people dancing. The rock takes you back to a
day where musicians did really rock and the hip-hop is a conscious flow
over a rhythmic hip dropping beat. The reggae has a heavy ska influence
but can also be a “one drop” smoke anthem. And the funk? Well the
funk is the best part about F.O.W. Both cousins play a mean slap bass.
They have been coming to Australia since 2011 and this will mark their
5 th Aussie tour starting in April 2019. Joining them on drums is Sunshine
Coast local favorite Sean Keenan. Sean has played with up and coming
act Bearfoot and brings a unique funky flavor himself to the table. With
over thirty shows to play in two months time, the Fish will be busy down
under, including a weekend in WA. Their action-packed live show is a
crowd-pleaser and you should do yourself the favor of trying to catch
Fish Out of Water at a venue near you.